Letter to Editor
Genetic Engineering and Nanotechnology: When Science-Fiction Meets Reality!
|International Consulting Expert in Healhcare and Biosystems, France|
|Corresponding Author :||Farid Menaa
International Consulting Expert in Healhcare and Biosystems
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|Received: August 01, 2015 Accepted: August 26, 2015 Published: August 30, 2015|
|Citation: Menaa F (2015) Genetic Engineering and Nanotechnology: When Science-Fiction Meets Reality! Adv Genet Eng 4:128. doi: 10.4172/2169-0111.1000128|
|Copyright: © 2015 Menaa F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Genetic engineering represents the direct manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology. The manipulation usually consists in modifying the genetic background of cells by transferring/ inserting or deleting one or more genes, genetic fragments or even altering a single nucleotide, in order to produce improved or novel organisms. For instance, we recently showed the possibility to engineer stem cells to enhance the anti-tumor immune response and lifespan of animals.